Yes. A fun story that kept my attention and maybe catch a few things I might've missed the first time through.
I wanted to see where Dane and Bones would end up next.
Good pace with clear wording. Dialogue sounded like a conversation or discussion should.
Not an extreme reaction other than I enjoyed it.
Bones's sister (Angelica) added an additional dimension to the story. combined with Jade's participation added fun banter, and tension that allowed for a better mystery to be built up and resolved.
I thought it was neat that Doyle's The Lost World was part of the clue pattern, but I enjoyed most how the story progressed, building upon clues and findings that led to the lost city and its secrets.
Dane Maddock--he (Kafer) has the attitude and tone right on target.
Very much worth the listen.
It'd be okay to pick this one up even if you've not listened to any of the previous novels in the series. Even though references are made to previous adventures, they're not vital to know and are easily followed/understood within the context of the current novel (Quest), so it stands alone well.
To those who I believe would enjoy Brust's Vlad Taltos series (those I've not already suggested it to), I might recommend the audiobook, but really I'd lean more to recommending the novel.Maybe after having read the novels in this series, the voices, tone and inflection used, just seemed off. This was most notable with Morrolan, and especially for Kragar. The droll, sort of stuffy voice just didn't seem to fit for the banter between them and Vlad. Everyone else worked okay, but these two important characters just didn't work, and detracted from the story for me.
Vlad working to initially fit in with the veteran soldiers of his company.
The narrator, Bernard Clark, is good, just not right--or didn't create the right voices--for this work--at least as I listened to it.
I couldn't do better than the tag line on the back cover of Brust's novel:
When the Dragonlord Morrolan hired me to guard a cache of sorcerous weapons, I never suspected I would end up in the thick of battle, where no self-respecting assassin ought to be--and worse, on the losing side. But that's what comes of consorting with Dragons...
Dragon is my favorite novel in the series. That's why I selected it to give a shot with the audiobook version.
I found the scene with Griff Leher, a quirky alien analyst, (my favorite character in the novel) when he found himself forced to step forward during the President’s war council if Earth would have any hope to survive the anticipated alien re-invasion to be the best in the novel. Captain Coalbridge stepping forward and offering bold support of Leher set the stage for the rest of the novel.
His pacing seemed on target.
A solid SF/Space Adventure novel.
I liked the perspective of Kenan. Cynical and and fatalistic while searching for the point of it all. He wasn't some super dude. Just a guy trying to survive and find his way.
Chap was the character he (Kafer) did best. His voice for Kenan was decent but he did better with Chap.
There are both funny and sad parts, and as a listener I felt for Kenan in his struggles, triumphs and losses.
Originally I read the novel and really enjoyed it (as did my daughter). Decided to get an audiobook version and definately wasn't disappointed.
Yes, and I have. Because it's a good balance between action, humor and fun characters.
When Aphrodyte realized Cal lied to her when he altered/slowed the clock speed after listening to a song previously replayed to her over and over again. Just an example of attention to detail that kept the story real.
I'd rate Jeffrey Kafer's reading as a solid 5 stars. Talmade Ragan would rate a 4. Maybe because the vast majority of the narration was by Kafer, and I became accustomed to that, but I think he has just a little more talent than Ragan--and that's not to say she isn't good.
If you like something that's a little out of the mainstream--a second string supervillain stepping up to the plate (sort of forced to) to save the world, and then try to remain a 'good guy,' this is for you. It's filled with little twists and humor that I believe listeners will appreciate and enjoy.
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